The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, August 11, 1905, Page 2, Image 2

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    AUGUST 11 , 1905 ,
"Pawnee Dill" In Private Life It Ma
jor W. Little , Dank Prcildent and
Promoter A Dlt of Personal Life.
1'nwneo Hill's first ntlvortlBlMB
la In the city today doing tlio i > rollm
Innry lilllltiK fur the exhibition of tlio
wild wont show In thin city August 18.
.Lithographs and banners nro lining
placed nbnut tlio city ixiul the country
ImniB nnd bill bonrda will lie tilled
with lltornturo tomorrow. There IB
considerable Intoroat in the coming of
this show. Advnnco reports from otlior
cltlos In tlio Btnto wboro thla aliow
ImB boon Indicate that It In much
larger thnn upon the occasion of UB
.former visit hero.
The Pnwnoo 11111 Bhow IB probably
the only show on the rend today which
luxa nhcnd of It a Bpoclal lady proaa
Toprcaontntlvo. She IB MlflB Lillian
Calvort VnnOaton nnd la In Norfolk
today with the advertising car now
lioro. The NOWB had n ploaaant call
from her and through her learned
much moro of thin famous wild west
Hhow than can bo gained from ntudy
of the colored postora and lithographs
put out by the management. Miss Van
Onion nBBuros the people of this city
who flaw the I'awnoo show here a few
years ago , that they would never know
that the aggregation that la coming la
the name.
With the advertising car now In the
city arc twenty-five men. They wll
bill the whole county from this city ,
Some of the country gangs will drlvo
na far as forty miles In doing thol
't "Pawnco Bill ! ' In private llfo la
linown aa Major Gordon W. Lllllo. His
homo Is In Pnwnoo , Oklahoma , whlcl :
bits been named after him. Ho
president of the Arkansas Vnlloy Na
tlonnl bank of that place and owns I in
monao land holdings In that state. Ills
most singular achievement was In con
with the opontng of Oklahoma
to uottloiuont by the "boomers" at
whlcji tlmo , by mutual consent of those
most interested , ho became the chosen
loader of over 5,000 homesteaders.
At | ' > o mouth of Turkey Crook ho
located his own claim. Today the
thriving city of Pawnee , named In his
honor , Wands there as a monument to
bla ndtlvlty and almost prophetic
knowledge regarding Oklahoma , Its
resources and ultimate destines. Fou
railroad enter the city and It Is tin
center of distribution for a rich and
Krowlngjadjacont territory. Major Lll
lie's ncfjyltlcs In the west bavo boon
of n corjo ructlvo character rather than
destructive , as la evidenced * by his ef
forts to perpetuate the buffalo upon
bis ranches In Oklahoma , wboro ho Is
accomplishing more towards that end
than nil other agencies combined. Next
to the United States government It
self , ho owns the largest number of
buffalo living. At his ranches , ex
periments are being conducted lookIng -
Ing not alone to the perpetuity of the
full-blooded blBon , but crossing them
with the Texas steer for commercial
purposes. Ten splendid specimens are
with the "Wild Woat , " 1 ncluding
"Hilly , " claimed to bo the finest bull
buffalo allvo. The exhibition which
Major Lllllo brings here Is tlio growth
of years and the result of patient ,
plodding toll and honest endeavor. It
ranks among the world's greatest tented -
od enterprise and Is everywhere spok
en of as an excellent exhibition ,
honestly exploited nnd capably nnd
c'eanly managed.
Miss Rhode Thrown Out and Severely
Miss Gertrude Hliodo wns thrown
from n buggy on Madison avenue last
evening and suffered a badly sprained
aaklo nnd bruised nud battered should
er. She was driving with Misses Clara
Bornor and Lizzie MnnsUo and was sit-
t ng on the laps of the two girls when
t o buggy wns tipped In some manner
while going nt a good rate of speed
and Miss Rhode was thrown out. She
clung onto the lines and carried them
over with her leaving the other girls
in n bnd situation , with a frightened
1'orso. Miss Manske. however reached
out and secured the lines , bringing the
horse to a stop. She kept her nerve
until she reached the Rohdo homo on
East Mndlson avenue and then fainted
dead nwny. Miss Rohdo wns In the
meantime carried to her homo nnd
given care nnd attention.
Experiments Conducted to Show How
Best Results are Obtained.
The Nebraska agricultural oxperl
ment station hns just Issued Bulletin
No. 89 , entitled "Winter Wheat. Co-op
cratlvo experiments with the United
States department of agriculture. '
The bulletin gives the resulls of va
rlety tests from 1902 to 1904 inclusive
The cause and trealmenl of many
wheat troubles , the effect of good and
poor seed and the effect of good ant'
poor tillage nro shown nnd discussed
The bulletin will bo sent free to al
residents of Nebraska upon requesl
addressed to tbo grlculturnl Experl
ment Station , Lincoln , Neb. A brief
summary Is appended below :
The variety tests Included over n
dozen sorts. These were of native ,
Ilusnlnn nnd Hungarian origin. Of
thoHo Turkish Red waa found to bo fnr
superior to nil othora nnd was recom
mended for general planting In No-
liraHkn. The Hungarian nnd Russian
aorta mostly mature lee Into to pro
duce the highest yields , but they nro
becoming earlier.
Khnrkof nud Hologllnn , tested In
orthorn Nebraska , were found to ho
xtremely Imrdy but did not ylnld BO
roll ns TurklBh Rod where the winters
ormlttod Its growth. Hut those two
nrltloB , being hardier , would probably
xteud the winter wheat region further
iiirtli than at present ,
The trouble known ns "yellow berry"
vna shown to cauao n loss of from ono
iiilf n million to n million dollars n
cur to Nebraska farmera. The ox
lorlments ahaw thnt tlio proportion
if yellow berry Increased as the crop
Iponed , allowing to stand overripe for
omo tlmo having n very mnrltod of.
'oct. ' Exposure to the wenther after
jutting , however , wns found to bo the
moat potent cause. Consequently the
authors recommend cutting ns enrly
us the conditions of the grain will nl
ow nnd Btncklng as uoon as dry
enough. The need of n rich soil was
ftlso shown.
Experiments were conducted to nee
f ono strain of wheat would run out
when used again and again for flood
The results showed that whore the
[ iropor care was taken with the flood
nnd the soil wna properly manured and
tiled the yield tended to Increase , nil
if which ahows the Importance of good
soil culture.
The changes canned by different Ben
HOIIII nnd climate wore studied. It
was found thnt dry acasona cause tbo
wheat to ntoro up moro nitrogen Ir
the form of protein , and the wet non
flona moro atnrch. Changing seed
wheat from ono place to another tend
ed to cnuso very decided changes In
Charlie Chapln Comes In Contac
With a Horse'a Heels.
AliiBworth , Nob. , Aug. C. Special to
The News : Yesterday Charles Chnph
wns kicked by n horse nnd hail three
ribs broken. Ho Is getting along ns
well as could bo expected.
It Is Said that Clark Has Lost Many
Pounds Since His Confinement and
That He Fears He Will Never Live
If He Has to Complete Term.
Norfolk people believing'In the In
nocence of John Clark , tbo young man
sent to the penitentiary from Norfolk
n little moro thnn a year ago , are mak
ing every effort to aecuro his pnrdon
by Gov. Mickey , nnd tbo petition for n
pardon baa boon algnod already by n
majority of the Jury who convicted the
boy. It Is thought by the persona
working for the prisoner thnt every
Juryman will gladly algn the petition.
Clark wna n young mnn working nt
the South Norfolk cntlng house nnd
the crime for which ho wns sent up
was n statutory offense preferred by
the parents of little Flossie Richardson -
son nt South Norfolk. Friendless nnd
without money , Clnrk wont to hi * trial
declaring that ho was absolutely Inno
cent , had never even soon the girl thnt
ho know of , and believing , too , that ho
would bo acquitted quickly by n jury.
When the verdict of guilty was
brought In Clark utterly collapsed nnd
Itntl to DO cnrrleu irom tne courtroom.
Although acquaintances believed
Clark to bo Innocent , nnd although ho
declnred that bo wns not guilty , yet
there was not the money In hlH posses
sion nor did ho have the menus of se
curing enough to go on with nnother
trial and ho wns sent to the peniten
tiary. Ho bna now been there n year
and It looks , according to W. O. Wol-
cott , who bna just returned from Lin
coln , ns though bo were In the last
stages of consumption. Ho wns largo
and healthy when ho wont to the pris
"I will die , " writes Clark , "unless I
can got out of horo. ' . '
People around the eating house In
sist that Clnrk wna not the guilty par
ty. When told thnt ho wns nbout to
bo nrrested , Clark Is said to have de
clared , In answer to a query , "Why ,
of course I'm not guilty. Certainly I
ahall not run. "
When ho was convicted his attorney
remarked that If he had displayed the
feeling before Instead of after tbo case
had been given to the Jury , ho would
hnvo been ncqultted. Burt Mnpes wns
the prosecuting attorney and M. D. Ty
ler the defending attorney.
Family Has Never Heard.
Clark's family hns never heard of
the trouble Into which ho has fnllen.
They live in tbo east and do not know
of his whereabouts. Clark came west
nnd fell In with bnd company. At
Sioux City ono night , while Intoxicated ,
a crowd of fellows married him to a
widow there. When ho cnmo out of
his condition and realized what bo had
done , Clnrk fled to Omaha nnd secured
work in Rome Miller's hotel. Ho wns
Inter sent to the eating house nt Nor
Crops In Boyd County.
Spencer , Neb. , Aug. 8. Special to
The News : Most all of the small
grain has been cut. Oats are good.
Corn needs a llttlo rain.
The Service Will Consist of Twenty-
Three Pieces and Will be Appro
priate and Handsome Description
of the Set.
Lincoln Journal : Governor Mickey
catordny nwnrded the contract for n
3,000 allvor service for the battleship
obrnflkn to the firm of Rolchonborg &
Smith of Omnhn , whoso original do-
ilgn best pleased him. The governor
ocontly obtained considerable news
paper notoriety on account of his ro-
uaal to vote for the appointment of n
Into employe on the ground that the
mnn IB Bnld to awcnr nnd drink. Notwithstanding -
withstanding the governor's well
known position , ho selected n service
hnt contains n punch bowl nnd cups
'or drinking purposes. The legislature
onnctcd n Inw appropriating $3,000 for
'tho purchase of a Bllver service for
ho UBO of the office , crow and ma
rines of the battleship Nebraska , " the
money to bo expanded under the dlroc-
Ion of the governor.
The appropriation simply calls fora
silver service , and while It would bo
BBlblo for the governor to buy a aor-
vlco for the use of water Instead of
punch , a silver norvlco Is generally
supposed to moan the UBO of punch ,
so niich Borvlco will bo bought.
Four firms , throe In Omnhn nnd ono
n Han Frnnclso , submitted designs ,
each of the full vnluo of the approprla
tlon , but that of the successful bidder
appeared moro suitable. The allvorls' I
o ho hnnd engraved with designs em-
Dlomatlcal of Nebraska. The principal
plcco Is a center piece three foot long.
Next In Bl/.o nnd Importance Is the
punch bowl , platter , a ladle and eigh
teen flinall cups , a largo loving cup.
In all there are twonty-throo pieces.
An engraving of the battloahlp Ne
braska will bo conspicuous on the
punch bowl and the centerpiece. The
seal of the state Is among the larger
ileslgns. In addition there Is to bo old
time pictures of the Union Pacific
brldgn surmounted by n buffalo head.
A picture of the state house will bo
engraved on the center piece , together
with other designs. Among the small
er figures will bo bonds of buffalo , an
telope nnd coyote , nnd corn nnd smnll
grain. The service will bo finished by
the time the battleship Is completed.
Although the legislature expressed
n desire to hnvo the service for the
use of the crow and mnrlnos , ns well
as the juicers , It Is not thought that
the crow will have much opportunity
to ndmlro or use the silver. At onetime
time nn effort wns made to have the
legislature appropriate money for u
library for the Bhlp. The Daughters of
tbo American Revolution of Nebraska
have nlrendy donated a regulation silk
ting for the ship.
An onthusinstlc effort wns made last
fnll to secure subscriptions from the
people of the stnto to buy a silver
service , but Governor Mickey did not
cnll for donations and the movement
failed for lack of support.
Editor Wilson Says Cropa Are Very
Abundant This Season.
C. B. Wllpso of Newport , editor of
the Republican , wns In Norfolk today
onrouto to his homo from Lynch. Mr.
Wilson says thnt there hns boon n fnll
of twenty-ono Inches of rnln at Newport -
port during the month of Juno. Corn
on the bottom land is from ono to two
weeks behind , but on the unlnnd It is
in fine shape. All grains will bo bum
pers. There Is n great quantity of
hay , Newport being ono of the greatest
haymarkets In the world today. The
farming around Newport Is of n hayIng -
Ing nnd dnlrying sort.
Battle Creek Expects a Big Time the
Last of the Month Other Items.
Battle Creek , Neb. , Aug. 5. Special
to The News : The race track at this
place Is n ilnlly attraction to the people h
ple of Battle Crook and strangers. The
homo Driving Park association bo
Itoves that there will bo a larger crowc
here every day between the 31st ol
August and the 2d day of September
than over before. An enjoyable tlmo
guaranteed for everybody , as there wll
bo plenty of amusements on the
ground and np town. Shown of nl
descriptions , a ateam merry-go-round
shooting galleries , baby racks , etrlk
Ing machines , cano racks and plenty
of good music. Two places will bo
open for people who enjoy dancing
An Interesting ball game will bo played
od each forenoon for a purso.
A largo railroad show will bo here
on the 12th of this month.
Herman Werner Is building a largo
granary for A. School on his farm In
Fred Neuwerk and W. A. Sutherland
were business visitors to Norfoll
John Jest Is laying a brick side walk
on the west side of his property in
East Batllo Crook.
County Commissioner J. H. Harding
of Meadow Grove wns hero Wednesda ;
on ofllclnl business.
A son was welcomed nt the homo o
Mr and Mrs. Ed Barr , who live on the
James Hughes place , Monday.
The 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs
Philip Beck has been seriously 111 thl
week , but tbo doctor reports his con
dtllon very favorable nt this writing.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman linns of Nor
folk visited hero yesterday nt the
homo of his brother , Otto H. Hass.
The village board mot Tuesday nnd
refused ' to grant license to Win. Brit-
Jon of Tlldon for running n pool hall.
M. L. Thomson and family were vis
iting nt Tlldon Thursday at Iho homo
of Howell Avery , Mrs. Thomson'o
Miss Mlnnlo Kooator , a graduate of
the Ncllgh college , Is elected teacher
In district No. 38 , the nocnllod Schott
nchool , south of town.
Arthur Goldlng and fnmlly moved
down from Tlldon nnd occupied the
Thatch house on Fourth street , Bouth
of Baker's ofllco. Mr. Goldlng has
taken employment in Schorcgor's well
Henry Eckhoff of Boone , Iowa , wns
vlflltlng here the Jntter part of the
week nl Iho homo of his fnlhor-ln-law ,
Fred Kloldor. Mr. Eckhoff was com
plaining of dry weather In his part of
Iowa. Next spring ho Intends to move
to this country.
Charles Martin , brother of Editor
F. E. Martin , who Is suffering wllh n
tiff leg on account of n railroad ac
cident which happened nome tlmo ago
on the Northwestern while ho was act
ing as brakeman , wont to Chicago
Tuesday to consult the head surgeon
of that company.
Henry Burch , 85 year old , a crippled
and wealthy old settler , was lakcn lo
Madison before Iho board of Insanity
by Sheriff Clements Thursday. The
complaint was made by neighbors and
relatives. The poor old man's mind
has boon dornngod for years. Ho ob
jects to nny ono who offered him as
Some of the Batllo Crook ladles mol
wllh n serious nccldcnt at Hot Springs.
While the MIssoo Rose and Mary Wil
lis , Stnsla Severn and Eileen Curas
were out driving the hack tipped over
nnd the horses ran nwny. Miss Rose
Willis wns badly bruised up nnd ar
rived homo the first of the week , and
Miss Curas received a painful cut on
the head. The others escaped unin
jured. Miss Curas arrived homo with
Miss Willis on Thursday , while Miss
Severn and Iho others are remaining
up there for some time.
In Portions of Pierce and Wayne Coun
ties Crops Were Damaged Storm
Missed Norfolk and Swept Down the
Elkhorn River.
Many Norfolk people last evening
wntched wllh Interest the peculiar
Btorm cloud that formed in tbo north
nnd drifted around to the cast nbout
supper tlmo. White streaks In the
ilouds Indicated hall and Ihe whirling
about of the formation showed thnt
hero wns wind to disturb tbo elements
ind threaten destruction. Mnny alleg-
d that the clouds were of cyclonic for
mation. Damage from hall has been
reported , but no disaster from wind
s Indicated. The storm formed np-
parontly nbovo Pierce , nnd swop
southeast to the Elkhorn river which
t then followed cast.
At Hosklns It Is reported that hal
ns big ns n man's fist fell nnd thnt It
did considerable ( Instruction.
At n point pevon miles northeas
of Plorco the storm was unusually
severe. Window pnnes In the north
nnd cnst sides of tbo houses were
> roken , nnd in some places the crops
were entirely destroped , while in
others only the leaves were stripped
from the com stalks , leaving them
stand stark nnd bare like n forest o
short fish poles. In these distrlcls 1
Is believed thnt the crop will bi
ruined as the hall beat down on thi
forming ears to their damage.
Mr. Mitchell , ono of tbo farmers In
the hailed district , reports picking up
n stone after Iho storm that measure
nearly six inches In circumference.
Commercial Traveler Objects to a
Falsehood. ,
Reported this morning In Norfolk
to have been arrested by Sheriff Fries
bio of Nollgh , Clay Redenbaugh , a
commercial traveler of this city , rep
resenting the Huber Manufacturing
company , has asked The Nowa to make
a denial for him of the unfonndod
story. It was said that Mr. Redon-
baugh was arrested because of Irreg
ularity In bis accounts , after having
made a collection from a bankrupt
Nollgh firm.
"It wns news to mo , " said Mr. Rod-
enbaugh , "when I heard of the false
story that I had been arrested. I
don't know Sheriff Frlesble , never
have seen him , wns not nrrested by
him nor nny ono else , nnd never had
nn account against a failed firm in
Nellgh. "
Mr. Redenbnugh hns been In Nor
folk nnd north Nebraska territory for
tbo past six years.
Adjutant General Culver Makes Effort
to Get Them.
Lincoln , Neb. , Aug. 4. Adjutant
General Culver is making an earnest
effort to Induce employers of guards
men to permit them lo go lo Iho camp
of Instruction at Kearney , August 8 to
One Man Laid Out , Another Has a
Droken Hand and There Was Nearly
a Free-for-all Fight Over a Decision
of the Umpire Other Games.
O'Neill , Nob. , Aug. 7. Special to
The NOWB : One man laid out with a
Imso ball over the right eye as ho
stood at the bat , the catcher from
Alnsworth sustaining a broken band
and pretty nearly a free-for-all fight
over a decision of the umpire , wore
the Incidents of a close and exciting
game of ball played at the fair grounds
yesterday afternoon between the Irish
Peelers nnd n team from Alnaworth.
In the sixth Inning Gnbngan a Peeler -
or was called out on second. The de
cision was objected to nnd n cluster of
half a hundred coachers for the Peel
ers rushed Into the diamond nnd sur
rounded the umpire In n menacing
manner. The sheriff came to his res-
no In tlmo to prevent a fight nnd the
ixclted nnd nngry coachera wore drlv-
n back to the lines. The umpire
teed by hla declalon nnd the game
roceoded until Illtchor , pitcher for
ho peelers , was knocked down by n
errlflc ball from the pitcher as ho
teed at the bnt. Ho recovered from
! io blow nnd finished the game In the
ox. Then the Alnsworth catcher got
hot one on the bare hnnd nnd hade
o go to the loft field. The Peelers
on the game on n score of 5 to G.
Beat for the Second Time This Year.
Plalnvlow , Nob. , Aug. 7. Special to
ho News : The PInlnvlow third ball
earn went to Randolph Inat Friday nnd
rosaod bats with the ball tonm of
.hat place.
The game started out nicely with
Illlyor In the box for Plalnvlow nnd
Lord In the box for Randolph.
The PInlnvlow boys run In n couple
f scores the first Inning nnd kept run
nlng In scores until the umpire snw
hat Randolph wns outclassed by the
lalnvlew boys nnd that wns when
lalnvlow got the "punk" end of the
After Hlllyer had pitched three In
nlngs Hecht wont Into the box and
Randolph got a couple hits off of
Hecht which let In n score or two nnd
.hen they started to gnln on Plalnvlew.
One man for Randolph hit a long fly
nil which wns n foul nnd as there were
wo men on bases nnd Randolph need
id all that they could get the umpire
ialled It a fair ball.
After the umpire started to favor
Randolph the Plalnvlew boys knew
hat the stuff was all off with them ,
but they played good ball all the time.
Randolph's third team was not the
bird team but nearly half were first
earn players. They got scared at the
ooks of the Plalnvlew boys nnd would
not play n double bender as they had
agreed to do , so they put their first
team pitcher In the box that bnd come
from the Qulncy Duslncss college oi
Qulncy , Illinois , nnd some more first
.cam players , but the Plalnvlow boys
showed them that they were game nnd
plnyed the game out.
When that team comes to Plalnvlew
n good game between these two teams
can bo expected.
The score was 7 to 8 in favor of Ran
When it comes to playing ball Plain
vlow is in the lead and can bent any
team In this part of the state of their
Randolph could not get on to Hill
yer's and Hecht's puzllng delivery anc
Hlllyer fanned out eight men In three
Innings and Hecht fanned out eleven
men in six innings.
Some of the boys drove homo Friday
night and some waited until Saturda :
Batteries : Stone , Hillyer and Hecbt
Reed and Lord.
West Point and the Walter Clarka.
West Point , Nob. , Aug. 7. Special t (
The News : West Point and the Waiter
tor Clnrks of Omaha played an exclt
Ing game of base ball yesterday. Wes
Point was shut out , G to 0 , up to th
seventh inning , but West Point by a
number of good hits and two bom
runs won the game. The score : 11 to
First Half of the Past Week Was Cool
Last Half Warm.
University of Nebraska , Lincoln
Aug. 8. The first half of the pas
week was cool , while the last hal
was warm , with maximum tempera
tures generally slightly above 90 de
grees. The daily mean tompernlur
nvornged 2 degrees below normnl i
weslera counties , and Just normal 1
Showers occurred In nearly all pnrt
of the state. In the northern countle
the rainfall wns generally less thn
one-hnlf inch. In the southern coun
ties Iho rnlnfnll was moslly above
Inch , nnd heavy showers occurred , co\
erlng considerable nreas where Ib
rainfall ranged from 2 lo more lha
5 inches.
Stacking nnd thrashing from shock
Is nbout finished in southeastern coun
lies , but this work has been delayec
In southwestern counties by rain , an
In a few places wheat and oats hnv
been Injured In the shock by the we
weather. Haying has progresse
nicely. The harvest of oats and sprln
wheat has progressed rapidly In north *
rn counltcs and both crops are some
what damaged by rust. Corn has
rrown well. In central and southern
ountlcs wllh ample moisture corn Is
nrlng heavily nnd promises nn ox-
client crop. In northeastern coun-
Ics moro rain would bo bonollclnl , nnd
lie corn Is not In quite ns good condl-
Ion. Fall plowing has progressed
Basket Ball Team Carries Everything
Before It
Atkinson , Nob. , Aug. 5. Special to
The News : The Marlavlllo basket ball
nil team , accompanied by their manger -
gor , Mr. Armstrong , nnd conch , S.
' . Robinson , cnmo down Wednesday
or a game with the homo team. The
; nmo wns very interesting , nnd At-
clnson finally won out , 10 to 14.
Yestordny Iho married Indies of
Newport plnyed with the homo team ,
nd Atkinson won out way ahead. It
was a fine game anyway ,
Letter List.
List of letters remaining uncalled
or at the postofflco at Norfolk , Nob. ,
ug. 8 , 1905 :
Mr. Ellis Crom , Ellis E. Crom ( Dlx-
o Carl. Co. ) , J. O. Goodwin , Clarence
Garva , Mr. C. R. Garvol , Mr. Frank
Hancock , Mr. W. V. Llnnlan , Mr.
: has. H. Mnsno , Miss Susie McCros-
ey , Arthur Peterson , Miss Mny Pod-
rson , Mr. Joe Porter , Charley Raw-
oy , Mrs. Sarnh Snoll , Esso Weltch 2 ,
Vnlter Young.
If not called for in fifteen days will
o sent to the dead loiter office.
Parlies calling for any of Iho above
please say "advertised. "
John R. Hays , P. M.
Material Is Expected Next Week ,
When Work Will Begin.
Vordel , Neb. , Aug. 4. Special to
The News : The Northwestern rail-
oad has had a gang of men here the
last three days unloading carloads of.
brick for a platform around the depot
which is to bo built hero in the near
uturo. The rest of the material Is
expected the first of next week.
Resolutions Were Passed Upon the
Death of Mr. Powers , Principal , and
Miss McBrlde , Teacher , Expressing
Loss of the Schools.
Three new teachers were elected at
.he regular meeting of the board of
education Monday evening. They are
Miss Bertha Sheckler of Petersburg ,
for the seventh grade ; Miss Clara Ru-
dat of Norfolk for the third grade and
Miss Alma Todd of Norfolk for the
fourth grade.
On account of the death of Miss McBride -
Bride it was necessary to make some
: ransfers to readjust the school work.
Miss McDole is to take the preliminary
rado In the Grant building , which
was formerly Miss McBrde's room ,
but where , on account of Miss Mc-
Brldo's lenve of nbsenco , Miss Mc
Dole tnught Inst year , while Miss Nina
Walker goes to the preliminary grade
in the Lincoln building.
The eleclion of a principal lo lake
the place of Carroll Powers was de
ferred lo nnolher meeting. The board
has a largo number of applications
and are in correspondence with appli
cants. The board desires to secure
some ono who is fully competent to
fill Iho place and will take time to
thoroughly Investigate each appjl-
J. S. Burnett was elected janitor of
the Washington school.
The schools will open on Tuesday ,
September 5. Monday , September 4 ,
is a legal holiday , Labor day , hence
the schools will not open until one
day later.
Resolutions as follows were passed
upon the death of Robert Carroll Pow
ers , principal of the high school , and
Miss Annie Vail McBrlde , teacher In
the primary department of the Nor
folk city schools :
Whereas. It seems appropriate and
flttlnc that the board of education
should Klvo public expression of the
deep sorrow and sense of loss of Us
members , and of Ihe patrons of our
city schools In the terrible accident
causing the denth of Miss Annie Vail
McBride. and Mr. Robert Carroll Pow
ers , two of our most highly esteemed
teachers : therefore bo it
Resolved. That wo extend to the
families and relatives of the deceased
our most heartfelt sympathy In this
great loss and affliction that nas visit
ed them , whereby two young people
who gave promise of lives of so much
usefulness to themselves and others
wore suddenly and without warning
called to their eternal home.
Resolved. That the examples of un
selfish devotion to duty , and high mor
al purpose of these two most estim
able voiinc persons has been of great
benefit to this community , and to our
schools , and their passing awny has
been a great and irreparable loss to
all.Resolved. . That the school rooms
over which the late Miss Annie Vail
McBrlde. and Mr. Robert Carroll Pow
ers presided ns teachers be appropri
ately draped in mournlnc for n period
of thirty days from the opening of the
fall term of our schools.
Resolved. Thnt these resolutions
shall bo spread upon the minutes of
this board : that copies of the same bo
presented to the families of the de
ceased , and furnished our local news
papers for publication.
Old Settler Gone.
Nebraska City , Neb. , Aug. 7. Amos
Gates , n resident of Nebraska City for
years , died nt Gilmoro. He was known
far and wide and many old timers will
be surprised to learn of his death.